According to Variety, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is in talks with Marvel Studios to appear in Avengers: Infinity War and it’s sequel, which are set to begin filming back to back on January 23rd.
Though Marvel Studios has not commented on the role, it is my first thought that Dinklage could be filling the role of Pip the Troll, a teleporting alien known for his debaucherous ways but, more importantly, his connections to Thanos and Adam Warlock in the Infinity stories! If this is indeed Pip, Avengers: Infinity War looks to be opening up the catalogue of crazy, Cosmic characters. As mentioned, Pip is frequently seen with Adam Warlock, so we should keep our eyes peeled for more news of other potential cast additions over the next few weeks to see who else may join.
Of course, this is just speculation on our part and Dinklage could be filling any number of other roles (he’d make a fine Uatu, had Marvel Studios regained the rights…or even Modok), but if you’re telling the Infinity saga, you probably tell it best with Pip the Troll involved. This is a killer move by Marvel Studios, landing another top tier actor in a major role!